Registered: Wed Sep 12 2001
Loc: A glorious bold new America
This is the first time I've heard the term "Polar Vortex". But wind-chill factor of 50 below zero is rather unusual, and not something I recall ever occurring in my 55 years of experiencing winter weather.
It's already credited with 7 deaths in the U.S., and even puts emergency police/fire/medical people at risk, trying to help people who are going out in this severe cold and end up needing rescued.